Monday, April 17, 2006
At least as exciting as an egg salad wrap
Helping Our Kids Grow (local church cookbook) Copyright 2000
2 lb. hamburger
1 med. onion
1 c. chili sauce
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. sugar
2 T. vinegar
1 T. mustard
salt and pepper
Combine meat and onion and cook until lightly browned. Drain off fat. Add remaining ingredients and simmer about 1 hour. Serve on warm buns.
This is the third barbecue (sloppy joe) recipe I've tried. I started thinking about how boring this blog is getting but then I watched a woman make her husband's lunch on a new Food Network show. She made an egg salad wrap and sent it along with some dried cherries, baked chips and a frozen bottle of water (that was her big 'tip' - I learned that one in grade school thir-, um, many years ago). This lunch was a special treat for him because it was their anniversary and she wasn't going to see him all day. She used one teaspoon of mayo in the egg salad. Woo hoo! I wonder if he gets two teaspoons on his birthday. Or an entire tablespoon if he gets a big promotion? Okay, I'm just talking crazy now.
Seriously, how much are they paying her to make her husband's lunch in front of a camera? When my husband worked nights, I packed him lunches more special than that every night.
Back to this barbecue. It was good but not as good as Suzie's Sloppy Joes. This one was less sweet but otherwise flavorful so that might suit those of you who like things less sweet. I've had a bottle of chili sauce in the cupboard forever so that's why I decided to make this. It was a lucky choice because I wasn't feeling that great last night and this was fast and effortless.
Question of the Day: Do you pack lunches for anyone? What do you pack?